[uf-discuss] XOXO/Attention blogroll scraper?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Sun Nov 27 09:16:57 PST 2005

On Nov 27, 2005, at 5:07 AM, Danny Ayers wrote:

> There's been a flurry of talk surrounding the use of
> aggregator-derived subscription lists as as a source of attention
> data. Right now most of the aggregators do import/export via OPML.
> But there is another source of broadly attention-like subscription
> lists, people's blogrolls. As and when the blogging tools start
> supporting microformats directly, these should be available as XOXO.

Already done for wordpress.

> Until such a time, maybe someone has most of the code in place to
> create a service that will scrape a blog, use heuristics to recognise
> the blogroll and output this tweaked to conform to Attention.xml.

Sounds interesting to me.

Another thought:

We could create a XOXO -> OPML gateway. This would allow us to  
publish data in XOXO (or attention.xml), but still use the "legacy"  
tools, which only support OPML.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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